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Date: 2/23/14 8:53 AM

Does anyone have any favorite go-to patterns for kids play clothes? I love the skorts and long t-shirts at Old Navy, and it would be fun to make them myself. I'm especially looking for a pattern for very basic shorts and short-sleeve t-shirts.

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Date: 2/23/14 10:09 AM

Go online.
I get most of mine from Freebies and Mom Blogs, with all GK's under 7.
Basic T's, tanks, shorts don't take much paper for printing at home.
Here are a few goodies:

janmade.blogspot.com
crafterhours.blogspot.com- easy T-back sundress
max-california.com
janmade.blogspot.com
madebyrae.com
to-sew-with-love.com
danamadeit.com
Oliver and S has a great free sundress
Celebrate the boy

Just copied 4-5 nice simple dress patterns from new Japanese sewing book in our library. "Happy Homemade Sew Chic Kids" by Yamada.
The basic skirt bottom combined with alternate bodices gives lots of cute options for girls of many ages. Plus skirts, shorts, shirts and some boys.



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Date: 2/23/14 10:47 AM

Kwik sew has some basic patterns for knits. They used to have a knit skort pattern for kids, but it may be out of print. They have books with patterns for babies, toddlers, and children--basic patterns with instructions for design changes, appliqués, etc. Easy to follow instructions and good for beginners.

Burda has some too. Ottobre Design magazine has always been my go-to source for children's clothes.

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Date: 2/23/14 5:17 PM

I don't have small kids to sew for save for a gift for friends here and there, but I was happy to see a skort pattern in the new McCalls release

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My Big 4 Sizing: Medium | Tops 14/16 | Pants 18 | Skirts 16/18.

My Measurements: 36 HB | 38.5 FB | 34 W | 44 Hip

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Date: 2/23/14 7:19 PM

I really like the Ottobre Design patterns, especially for sewing for my skinny-just-turned-10-year-old (he might be up to a size 5 waist, I haven't measured for a while...). I can trace the width he needs by the height, so waist is the correct circumference, at the correct height, and the legs are long enough (actually usually add an inch or two to leg lengths).

My second choices are Jalie (underwear and bathrobe so far), and Kwik Sew.

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Subject: Go-to kids knit patterns Date: 2/24/14 8:15 AM

Any pattern with multiple sizes included are great. I usually make one muslin and then can tailor the final "real" pattern using the problems with the muslin to identify sizes. This works best for my sewing clientel...children and grandchildren and greatgrandson and other assorted great necies and nephews. Many times the final pattern is used for many years simply by lengthening as my family seems to have skinny kids no matter how plus the sewing grandmother/ greatgrandmother / great-aunt/great-great aunt ad infinitum, ad nauseam. Though I do love me some Jalie.

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Date: 2/26/14 7:50 AM

Thanks all! It might be time for me to venture into e-patterns and find an Ottobre design magazine!

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Date: 2/26/14 9:44 PM

Yes, McCalls 6918! I guess I started looking a few weeks too early!

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Date: 2/27/14 6:51 AM

As mentioned above Jalie and Ottobre have excellent patterns. Oliver+S O+S also have some PDF and paper patterns for knits and you can buy some of these singly from their own website. KitschyCoo KitschyCoo patterns is well worth checking out - though I'm taking no responsibility for you drooling over all her gorgeous knit fabrics

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Date: 2/27/14 7:39 AM

Those are some cute fabrics!

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